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Assistant/Associate Professor in Dairy Nutrition

The Ohio State University

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Job Title:
Assistant/Associate Professor in Dairy Nutrition

FAES | Animal Sciences

Description: This is a 9-month tenure-track position that is 70% research and 30% Extension within the Department of Animal Sciences and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.  

Responsibilities. The Department of Animal Sciences is seeking an individual whose work focuses on precision dairy nutrition. The ideal candidate will establish an extramurally funded research program that supports the economic and environmental sustainability of dairy farming. The areas of interest include, but not limited to, forages, mineral and vitamin utilization, the interactions of nutrition and animal well-being and health management, optimization of nutrition to minimize environmental impacts of dairy production, approaches to determining nutrient requirements, developing methods for assessment of feed quality, and economics of feed sources.

The successful candidate will work in cross-disciplinary teams to build on a culture of academic collaboration and be expected to maintain an integrated research program that is extramurally funded and nationally recognized. The successful candidate will also engage in Extension and outreach education to disseminate research-based knowledge to various stakeholders of the greater community. Additional responsibilities include the training and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and staff research associates. All faculty are expected to be supportive of and engaged in all three mission areas of the Land Grant Institution (Research, Teaching, and Extension). Faculty members have a shared responsibility to support and sustain the CFAES Principles of Community, convey good citizenship, and interact collegially.

Location: This position will be located on the CFAES Wooster Campus, which is located in northeastern Ohio approximately 50 mi (80 km) SSW of Cleveland and 35 mi (56 km) SW of Akron.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Qualifications.  Applicants are required to have an earned doctorate in dairy or animal science, dairy nutrition, or a closely allied discipline. Documented evidence of individual and/or collaborative research and teaching efforts in animal or dairy sciences is desired. Experience developing or working in interdisciplinary research teams and working with and mentoring members of underrepresented groups is preferred. Applicants must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. Applicants at the rank of Associate Professor should have demonstrated research productivity and evidence of an independently funded research program, as well as experience working with interdisciplinary research teams.

Commitment to Diversity: The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment; and encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. Our college’s Principles of Community affirms our conviction that racism has no place in CFAES. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin February 20, 2023 and continue until a qualified candidate is identified. Nominations of qualified individuals are invited at any time.  Qualified persons are requested to submit the following: 1) a letter of intent stating professional goals and interests for research and extension; 2) a statement of the applicant’s training, experiences, and dairy nutrition qualifications; 3) a complete curriculum vitae ; 4) a statement of diversity approaches to and experiences working with or mentoring members of diverse groups; 5) academic transcripts from all universities/colleges attended; and 5) names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Initial nominations and inquiries will be kept confidential.

Application materials should be submitted in a single (PDF format):

Job opening R68419

Questions should be directed to:

Chanhee (Chan) Lee, PhD (Search committee chair)

Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences

Office: 330-263-3794; Email:

Additional Information:

Ohio State is focused on enhancing the health and safety of our community. Therefore, the university is requiring every student, faculty and staff member to be compliant with Ohio State’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement .

By the start of employment, all newly hired employees must receive at least the first dose of a two-dose series or a single dose of a one-dose series COVID-19 vaccination. Individuals who choose a two-dose series vaccination must receive the second dose within 45 days of their start date. Proof of vaccination will be required at time of hire.

Candidates may request a medical or religious exemption from the vaccination requirement. Campus employees may also request an exemption for personal reasons. Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, College of Medicine or OSUP Employees are not eligible for personal exemptions. All exemptions are subject to Ohio State’s approval and subject to change, including revocation, due to legal and regulatory requirements.

Gerlaugh Hall (0404)

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